UC Irvine Research Park – Vine Park

Irvine, California

Burton Studio developed this one-acre outdoor collaboration and research hub to facilitate group discussions, presentations, and communal innovation at the heart of the UC Irvine Research Park. The space includes numerous and varied amenities to support both organized and impromptu gatherings. A core plaza space features expansive covered seating areas with flexible layouts for formal lectures, social gatherings, and day to day recreation. The design incorporates robust technology amenities to encourage a variety of events and outdoor work opportunities. The adjacent green space frames an event lawn with climate appropriate plant
materials and informal seating nodes that draw users to a nature trail connection for additional recreational options. The park has quickly matured into an important nexus for academics, students, and high tech business tenants that occupy the surrounding buildings.